The Year of Magical Thinking Tickets on Sale Dec. 23

News   The Year of Magical Thinking Tickets on Sale Dec. 23
Tickets for The Year of Magical Thinking, Joan Didion's new play based on her memoir and starring Vanessa Redgrave, go on sale to the general public Dec. 23.

Theatergoers can purchase tickets, priced $76.25-$96.25, by calling (212) 239-6200 or by visiting Tickets were previously available to American Express Card members only.

The Year of Magical Thinking will begins its 24-week engagement at the Booth Theatre March 6, 2007, with an official opening scheduled for March 29. David Hare directs.

In the new play Redgrave, according to press notes, "relives the unforgettable night in Joan Didion's life when, even as her only child lay in a coma, her husband of 40 years, writer John Gregory Dunne, died suddenly of a massive coronary as they sat down to dinner in their New York apartment. Capturing the compassion, humor, and bewilderment of a fiercely intelligent woman whose world lurches suddenly from the ordinary to the unimaginable, The Year of Magical Thinking is a love letter to a child and a tribute to an extraordinary, unconventional marriage told with raw candor and a storyteller's gift for the absurd."

Tony Award winner Bob Crowley will design the sets, Ann Roth will do the costume design and Jean Kalman will handle lighting.

Redgrave recently won a Tony Award for her performance as Mary Tyrone in Long Day's Journey Into Night. A revered star of stage and screen, she has been nominated for six Oscars and won for "Julia." Producers are Scott Rudin, Roger Berlind, Daryl Roth, Debra Black and The Shubert Organization with executive producers Stuart Thompson and John Barlow.

The Booth Theatre is located in Manhattan at 222 West 45th Street.

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